police, videotaping, Kavanagh, legislation, ACLU
Jul 14, 2023

Legislation to restrict individuals’ ability to videotape police hits deadend

Legislation to restrict the ability of individuals to videotape police is all but officially dead.

First Amendment, injunction, Rogers, investigative journalism, Freedom of the Press Foundation
May 1, 2023

Alarming restraint against journalist should be dissolved immediately

The news that a judge granted a restraining order against Arizona Capitol Times journalist Camryn Sanchez for investigating Sen. Wendy Rogers’ residency was alarming to us at Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF). It should concern all Americans who value the First Amendment. 

Rogers, Senate, reporter, injunction, residency
Apr 20, 2023

Rogers asks court to bar reporter from contacting her

Arizona state Senator Wendy Rogers is asking a court to stop a reporter who is investigating claims she resides outside of the northern Arizona district she represents from contacting her.

Hobbs, death row, lethal injection, Gunches
Mar 3, 2023

State won’t carry out execution after warrant issued 

Arizona won’t execute the state’s only inmate on death row even after the Arizona Supreme Court issued a death warrant in the case, Gov. Katie Hobbs said on Friday. 

Super Bowl, Clean Zone, Phoenix, judge, First Amendment, downtown Phoenix, temporary signage, revenue, NCAA, basketball, football, NFL, Hobbs, Legislature
Feb 2, 2023

Judge: ‘Clean Zone’ ordinance violates First Amendment

A judge agreed the city of Phoenix’s Super Bowl “Clean Zone” ordinance violated the First Amendment and was an unconstitutional delegation of government power.  

water, groundwater, Kerr, Senate bill
Jan 24, 2023

Judge won’t compel Scottsdale to share water

An Arizona judge says she won't compel Scottsdale to resume an arrangement that allowed residents of a neighboring community to get their water from a city standpipe, saying the flap isn't the court's concern.

ballot watchers, Yavapai County, election fraud, Judge Michael Liburdi, League of Women Voters, Clean Elections USA, Protect Democracy Project, Assistant Attorney General Michael Stewart, Voting Rights Act, election, ballots, drop boxes, Arizona Association of Retired Americans
Oct 31, 2022

Judge gives group another chance to try to restrain ballot watchers

The federal judge who refused last week to block the activities of those watching drop boxes agreed Monday to give another group a chance to convince him to restrain their actions.

election, ballot boxes, ballot box watchers, Maricopa County, Clean Elections USA, injunction, Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans, Voto Latino, election, primary, Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone, Protect Democracy Project, 1965 Voting Rights Act, U.S. Department of Justice, Congress
Oct 25, 2022

Judge could decide as early as Wednesday whether to restrict ballot drop box watchers

A federal judge could decide as early as Wednesday whether to restrict the activities of those watching ballot drop boxes in Maricopa County.

abortion, Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood, 15 weeks, Center for Arizona Policy
Oct 7, 2022

Appeals Court halts pre-statehood abortion ban

Arizona’s pre-statehood abortion ban is no longer in effect after an Arizona Court of Appeals panel stayed an order issued by a Pima County Superior Court judge to lift an injunction on the ban, meaning some abortions are once again legal in the state. 

Dec 17, 2014

Brewer still awaits Supreme Court ruling on Dreamers drivers’ licenses

Arizona dreamers went to bed Tuesday night still not knowing if the U.S. Supreme Court will allow them to drive legally. But what the justices think, at least now, may not matter. If they do not act, then the legal wheels start in motion and the state will be told to start issuing licenses.

Oct 15, 2013

Court of Appeals blocks new contribution limits

The Arizona Court of Appeals blocked Arizona’s new campaign contribution limits, reversing a trial judge’s ruling and putting a halt to a month of fundraising under the higher limits.

Aug 8, 2011

Judge halts firing of Quartzsite police officers

A judge has issued temporary restraining orders to block the town of Quartzsite from firing two police officers who had accused their chief of misconduct.